Last night celebrity hairstylist Nelson Vercher, of the Rita Hazan Salon in NYC created a “worn in glamour” look for Carmen Ejogo, who was nominated for Best Picture at this years Academy Awards. Ejogo’s hair for CFDA Awards 2015 was all about shine, volume and curls—get the look by using the steps below.
1) Start with a fresh shampoo and a hair treatment like the Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Two Step Treatment.
2) Next, blow dry hair after applying very light leave in conditioner like Lissea Leave-In Smoothing Fluid by Rene Furterer. Then apply Deesse’s Elujuda MO Fluent Oil, followed by Kenra Platinum’s Blow-Dry foam. “This combination of products will give the hair a beautiful shine, volume and body,” says Vercher.
3) Next blow-dry with medium round brush to create natural blowout with volume. Then spray Kenra Platinum Hot Spray 20, followed by using a half-inch curling iron and curl random sections of hair. Choose large and small sections and wrap them around the iron. “Don’t let hair stay on the iron too long, this look should not be a tight wave or too classic or beachy,” says Vercher. “The texture is tribal meets glamour, so when curling hair should go in and out of Iron fast and keep ends straight.”
4) Next, use a 1-inch curling iron to get a little extra lift and wave around face. Once you created texture, create a deep side parting using pomade to smooth fly always and brush one side very close tight to the head, pinning at the back of the hairline so hair is to one side. Use fingers to brush through hair to soften the texture. Finish with super strong hair spray to seal the look.